Stone-Caster or Stone-Catcher?

When someone has damaged their reputation or fallen into sin, the easiest thing to do is - well - nothing! But Galatians 6:1 commands something very different. Frankly, I don't know if there is a verse in the Bible that is less practiced in today's Christian world. But God has been clear. If you are "spiritual," it is your duty to get involved in restoration of the fallen - to become a stone catcher.

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Changing Our Dress Standards

It is true that 70 years ago all women wore skirts only. It is also true that our culture changed. Perhaps it would be fair to say that those who first changed were making a statement that ladies today are not necessarily making. It was not culturally acceptable then. What I am afraid we fail to see is that cultureis the last line of consideration for the Christian after the issue of covering our nakedness is addressed. For example, walk up and tell some burly Scottish guy in his kilt that he looks feminine or girly and as you pick yourself back up off the ground, you will probably realize he was all man and a cultural issue was involved.

Believe It or Not!

I recently had an opportunity to share the Gospel with a co-worker. When I asked if he was a Christian, his response was, “No.” As we continued talking he shared that he did not believe in God, Heaven or Hell. The cliff-notes version of what he said was evolution explained our presence here, though no one knows how evolution started (meaning no one can answer how the first organism came into existence.) When we die, he simply believes nothing happens…we die and that is it. I did not attack his beliefs, but rather sat and listened trying to understand his point of view. That only seemed fair since I was hoping he would do the same when I voiced my beliefs.